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  1. La Vie Est Belle by Lancome: Review

    Warning: Graphic Review! Please do not read if you are easily grossed out by bodily functions. This is a respectful and sincere review.

    I am not fundamentally against sweet, mass-marketed fragrances. I am a huge fan of Sugar Lychee by Fresh, and though I'm not sure I would ever want to wear it, I am delighted by the crimson raspberry Jello scent of Escada's Cherry In The Air. That said, I still think that if you're gonna do a synthetic gourmand-floral fragrance, you should be mindful ...
  2. Poême ~ Lancome

  3. Which fragrance(s) seem to affect your mood the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    I would start by saying what's been said by many: I do not tend to keep or wear a perfume that doesn't have this ability to change my mood in some more or less predictable way.
    I've been trying to devise some sort of "rubric" for putting stars on my samples and bottles of perfume for the wardrobe. When something ranks at 4, this means I am starting to get some of this connection with my mood. When I start getting a connection between the perfume and my mood, that's where usually
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  4. SotD Wednesday 26 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Camille Pissarro

    'O' de Lancome
    Brilliant green and gentle musk follow me throughout the day.
    Calm and reassuring. I am steady as a rock.

    Top Notes; Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine.
    Middle Notes; Basil, Rosemary, Coriander, Honeysuckle, Jasmine.
    Base Notes; Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cistus Labdanum, Musk.
  5. SotD Tuesday 11 May

    I love Chamade the book and I love Liu's music and image in Turandot, so there's two Guerlain perfumes that I want to try because of the art that inspired them. I am yet to try Liu (and I think it would be quite a fit since it's pretty rare and I'm not going to Paris any time soon!), but I've already tried Chamade and today's wearing confirms that I love it and I will wear it if I own it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    I'm wearing Chamade today, a vintage PdT version on one wrist and a new EDT (I guess, it was
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